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Gaultheria procumbens
Wintergreen Win"ter*green`, n. (Bot.) A plant which keeps its leaves green through the winter. Note: In England, the name wintergreen is applied to the species of Pyrola which in America are called English wintergreen, and shin leaf (see Shin leaf, under Shin.) In America, the name wintergreen is given to Gaultheria procumbens, a low evergreen aromatic plant with oval leaves clustered at the top of a short stem, and bearing small white flowers followed by red berries; -- called also checkerberry, and sometimes, though improperly, partridge berry. Chickweed wintergreen, a low perennial primulaceous herb (Trientalis Americana); -- also called star flower. Flowering wintergreen, a low plant (Polygala paucifolia) with leaves somewhat like those of the wintergreen (Gaultheria), and bearing a few showy, rose-purple blossoms. Spotted wintergreen, a low evergreen plant (Chimaphila maculata) with ovate, white-spotted leaves.
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Partridge Par"tridge, n. [OE. partriche, pertriche, OF. pertris, perdriz, F. perdrix, L. perdix, -icis, fr. Gr. ?.] (Zo["o]l.) 1. Any one of numerous species of small gallinaceous birds of the genus Perdix and several related genera of the family Perdicid[ae], of the Old World. The partridge is noted as a game bird. Full many a fat partrich had he in mew. --Chaucer. Note: The common European, or gray, partridge (Perdix cinerea) and the red-legged partridge (Caccabis rubra) of Southern Europe and Asia are well-known species. 2. Any one of several species of quail-like birds belonging to Colinus, and allied genera. [U.S.] Note: Among them are the bobwhite (Colinus Virginianus) of the Eastern States; the plumed, or mountain, partridge (Oreortyx pictus) of California; the Massena partridge (Cyrtonyx Montezum[ae]); and the California partridge (Callipepla Californica). 3. The ruffed grouse (Bonasa umbellus). [New Eng.] Bamboo partridge (Zo["o]l.), a spurred partridge of the genus Bambusicola. Several species are found in China and the East Indies. Night partridge (Zo["o]l.), the woodcock. [Local, U.S.] Painted partridge (Zo["o]l.), a francolin of South Africa (Francolinus pictus). Partridge berry. (Bot.) (a) The scarlet berry of a trailing american plant (Mitchella repens) of the order Rubiace[ae], having roundish evergreen leaves, and white fragrant flowers sometimes tinged with purple, growing in pairs with the ovaries united, and producing the berries which remain over winter; also, the plant itself. (b) The fruit of the creeping wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens); also, the plant itself. Partridge dove (Zo["o]l.) Same as Mountain witch, under Mountain. Partridge pea (Bot.), a yellow-flowered leguminous herb (Cassia Cham[ae]crista), common in sandy fields in the Eastern United States. Partridge shell (Zo["o]l.), a large marine univalve shell (Dolium perdix), having colors variegated like those of the partridge. Partridge wood (a) A variegated wood, much esteemed for cabinetwork. It is obtained from tropical America, and one source of it is said to be the leguminous tree Andira inermis. Called also pheasant wood. (b) A name sometimes given to the dark-colored and striated wood of some kind of palm, which is used for walking sticks and umbrella handles. Sea partridge (Zo["o]l.), an Asiatic sand partridge (Ammoperdix Bonhami); -- so called from its note. Snow partridge (Zo["o]l.), a large spurred partridge (Lerwa nivicola) which inhabits the high mountains of Asia. Spruce partridge. See under Spruce. Wood partridge, or Hill partridge (Zo["o]l.), any small Asiatic partridge of the genus Arboricola.
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Boxberry Box"ber`ry, n. (Bot.) The wintergreen. (Gaultheria procumbens). [Local, U.S.]
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Checkerberry Check"er*ber`ry (-b[e^]r"r[y^]), n.; pl. Checkerberries. (Bot.) A spicy plant and its bright red berry; the wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens). Also incorrectly applied to the partridge berry (Mitchella repens).
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Gaultheria Gaul*the"ri*a, n. [NL.] (Bot.) A genus of ericaceous shrubs with evergreen foliage, and, often, edible berries. It includes the American winter-green (Gaultheria procumbens), and the larger-fruited salal of Northwestern America (Gaultheria Shallon).

Meaning of Gaultheria procumbens from wikipedia

- Gaultheria pro****bens, also called the eastern teaberry, the checkerberry, the boxberry, or the American wintergreen, is a species of Gaultheria native...
- praticola C.Y.Wu Gaultheria pro****bens L. - eastern teaberry, checkerberry, boxberry, or American wintergreen Gaultheria prostrata W.W.Sm. Gaultheria pseudonotabilis...
- liniments. Methyl salicylate was first isolated (from the plant Gaultheria pro****bens) in 1843 by the French chemist Auguste André Thomas Cahours (1813–1891)...
- common generally being the American wintergreen (Gaultheria pro****bens). Wintergreens in the genus Gaultheria contain an aromatic compound, methyl salicylate...
- (Thymus serpyllum) Willow herb (Epilobium parviflorum) Wintergreen (Gaultheria pro****bens) Wood avens, herb bennet (Geum urbanum) Woodruff (Galium odoratum)...
- featured prominently in rock gardens. Wintergreens such as Gaultheria humifusa and Gaultheria pro****bens are also prostrate growers. Although, strictly speaking...
- Hoh and Quileute of the Pacific Northwest. Gaultheria humifusaalpine wintergreen Gaultheria pro****benseastern teaberry, checkerberry, boxberry or...
- Receptacle-derived: fig, mulberry, pineapple, and strawberry Calyx-derived: Gaultheria pro****bens and Syzygium jambos Fruit with fleshy seeds, such as pomegranate...
- applied to a number of plant species including: Mitc****a repens Gaultheria pro****bens Vaccinium vitis-idaea (in Newfoundland and Labrador), better known...
- deciduous rhododendrons (azaleas), and smaller heaths such as teaberry (Gaultheria pro****bens) and trailing arbutus (Epigaea repens). The evergreen great rhododendron...
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